Friday, May 9, 2008

Evan Will When Evan is Ready...

And using his walker is no exeption to this rule! Evan has had access to a walker for over a year now. Usually, he will stand in it--maybe take a step or two--and then crawl out of it. Absolutely no interest otherwise. Until today, that is.

Jeremy decided to challenge him again with the walker this afternoon. Maybe it was because he was wearing shorts, and the thought of crawling on concrete was enough to encourage him to walk instead. Maybe it was because Jeremy used Evan's Cat and Dog puzzle pieces like a carrot on a string, motivating him to keep going. Or maybe things are finally starting to click, and Evan is realizing that he'll be able to cover ground a lot faster on two legs vs all fours.

Whatever it was, Evan met the challenge...and then some. He walked back and forth in front of our house a few laps, and then went all the way to the end of our cul-de-sac and back. By the end, he would actually scoot the walker to "steer" (the wheels on this walker are fixed, so you have to lift and scoot to steer). Amazing--the best Mother's Day present ever! Needless to say, Evan was pretty pooped this evening.


Mighty Max! said...

That's awesome guys! Congratulations! :)

Mary said...

Great job, Evan! Now what do you have planned for Father's Day?

Leslie, Arlin & Katie Kauffman said...

Way to go, Evan!! Love that last picture of you, all pooped out after your big walk! :-)

Leslie & Katie

Eva Nichole said...

Way to go Evan! And that last picture is priceless!!
Crystal and Eva

Anonymous said...

Way to go Evan! Loved the video of you with the walker.
Cameron and Nathan's mom